I am sure I am not the first white girl to say this, but A Tribe Called Quest was the first group that really got me into hip-hop music. It is one of the biggest regrets of my life that I never got to see them live before the broke up, though they have done a couple mini-reunions since, which of course I have missed, hence the deep, shameful regret. Anyway, lead MC Q-Tip did come out with a solo album in 1999, but since he’s been laying low working on a much, much, much delayed follow-up. And finally it’s coming! The Renaissance will be released in September and from the tracks I heard, um, three years ago (like I said, it’s been delayed), the album is going to be a-mazing. And maybe Q-Tip will go on a solo tour, alleviating at least a little bit of my Tribe-regret.